Blogs in June 2022

The Other Side of Trust 13th June 2022

When the world is turned upside down, who can you trust? Cambridge, England – a professor with links to Iran’s nuclear programme is found dead on a park bench, a victim of poisoning by persons unknown. At the same...

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The Garden of Inside-Outside 19th December 2021

NOMINATED FOR THE KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2021 In the summer of 1981, Chiara and her family join their father in Tehran. He has been made Italian ambassador to Iran, and their home is a palace with a wild walled...

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The Girl with a Brave Heart 5th October 2021

Young Shiraz lives a lonely life with her stepmother and stepsister, completely unaware of the old woman who lives alone next door…until Shiraz’s runaway yarn ball brings them face-to-face. This beautiful story from Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz...

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Appointment in Tehran 20th August 2021

When radical Iranian students seize the U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran and take over fifty diplomats hostage the U.S. President has to negotiate with a government that wants only to humiliate the United States. When talks fail, the President...

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The Immortals of Tehran 19th April 2021

The Torkashvand family reveres their seemingly immortal patriarch, Agha, the trunk of their widely branching, family tree. When we come to the story, Agha is so old that he spends his days sitting in the family orchard, drinking tea...

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